special tricks and treats …

Tonight, a lot of creatures will visit your door.  Be open minded.

The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy might have poor fine motor skills.  The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy might have motor planning issues.  The child who does not say “trick or treat” or “thank you” might be painfully shy, non-verbal, or selectively mute…. If you cannot understand their words, they may struggle with developmental apraxia of speech.  The child who looks disappointed when he sees your bowl might have a life-threatening allergy.  The child who isn’t wearing a costume at all might have SPD or autism.

Know that they are thankful in their hearts and minds.

Be kind, be patient, smile, pretend you understand. It’s everyone’s Halloween.

Make a parent feel good by making a big deal of their special child.

Here’s a great tip before you venture out with your little spook: (via)

Practice trick or treating with your child ahead of time at your own door.  Take your child to the Halloween section of a store and explain that people wear all kinds of costumes.  Talk about the kinds of scary or funny costumes you might see.  If you think your child might be afraid during trick or treating, try making a game of it (e.g. Let’s see how many witches we’ll see today). This will help keep your child’s mind off the scary faces.


5 thoughts on “special tricks and treats …

  1. Norma Spencer

    Many Christians no longer want to be associated with Halloween, myself included. But God showed me a few years ago that Halloween is actually the most opportune time of all, when masses of kids are coming to our doors, to share the love of Jesus with these kids. So now, Halloween has become somewhat exciting… Christian book stores sell Halloween tracts for kids so along with candy, I put a tract in their bags. The kids seem more interested in that little colorful booklet than with the candy. It is my prayer that God will use these tracts not only for the kids, but as a witness to their parents who will most likely read the plan of salvation to their child…


    1. How fabulous that we can share the gospel on what is considered a ‘not so Christian’ holiday!! To God be the glory!! Thanks for sharing and I know God will bless you for your faithfulness!! ❤️


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